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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
By G. Tucker Bispham
Scarlet, ruinous roses,
  Unfolding under the sea
Though far in the deep, and slow of growth,
  They call to me, call to me.
Day-long I serve my father’s need;        5
  I do the housework duly;
Dusk … nor the idle stars I heed;
  I say my night-prayers, truly.
Scarlet, poisonous roses,
  Unfolded under the sea        10
Far off, slow, and of tangled growth,
  They call to me, cling to me.

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